WILLIAM H. MENDENHALL, LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||April 13, 1920|
|Date of death:||May 3, 1945|
From the 1942 Lucky Bag:
WILLIAM HANNA MENDENHALL
Mendy's ability to fall in love for a week-end has made him the drag's delight for the past four years. He can hardly be called dumb, having consistently starred without effort. An organizer at heart with some good suggestions and some otherwise, he is an asset to every gathering. Restless when unoccupied, he possesses the qualities that make for success.
Battalion Cross Country; Battalion Lacrosse; Stars 4, 3; Boat Club 4, 3, 2, 1; 2/c P.O.; 5 Stripes.
The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.
Photos are dated February 9, 1941; the Class of 1941 graduated in February as the first of the wartime-accelerated classes.
|Class of 1942|
|William is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.|
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